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Watchmen Comic Reviews

watchmenReading through the Watchmen graphic novel? Here are links to reviews I wrote for each chapter.

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Watchmen #12

Watchmen #12

Watchmen #12

This is it. The end. Does it finish with a bang or a whimper? Has Adrian saved the world or doomed it?

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Saturday Morning Watchmen

Everyone else is posting this. And with good reason. It is awesome. I’m really, really glad it never existed though…

Movie Review: Watchmen (2009)

Watchmen

Watchmen

Watchmen (2009)

Rated MA

It’s the day after I’ve seen Watchmen. I’ve waited just over 10 years to see this movie. Ever since I first picked up the book, I’ve wanted to see what it would look like on the screen. Like many, I was fearful that it was impossible. That anyone who tried would be doomed to failure. The trailers for Zack Snyder’s epic brought new hope. Here was a man who appeared to get it. The expectations began to rise. If this was good, then there would be much rejoicing. If it was a tragedy? There would be blood. Oh yes, there would be blood.

So it’s the next day. Am I ecstatic or are my hands stained with human bean juice? Well, actually neither.

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Watchmen #10

Watchmen #10

Watchmen #10

Future? What future?

As we draw near the end, Rorschach and Nite Owl grow closer to uncovering the conspiracy. Hints and clues that have been present since the first issue are drawing together. We come to realise that nothing in this work is random or filler. Everything connects. Will our two heroes be able to save the world? Or will they be too late to stop the evil scheme? Except, we don’t know anything about the scheme. We don’t know what our master mind is planning. Has this elaborate pulling of strings been for good or evil? We still don’t know how all the pieces connect.

Only a short review this issue. This is the chapter that draws everything together for the final act. Two more issues to go.

Watchmen #9

Watchmen #9

Watchmen #9

Don’t you see the futility of asking me to save a world that I no longer have any stake in?

Say there is a God. Say he did create the universe. Is he still around? Is he still at work in his creation? Or did he wind it up and leave it to run by himself while he nicked off for a beer?

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Watchmen #8

Watchmen #8

Watchmen #8

What makes a hero? Is it just enough to put on a costume and declare yourself to be one of the good guys? Or do you have to possess a certain moral fortitude? Watchmen is a work that asks that question. What is the difference between a costumed vigilante who fights crime and a one that commits crime? Where is the line between Batman and villainy? In Watchmen #8, our “heroes” have to make some tough decisions. And their actions will have consequences.

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